KYIV, Ukraine — More than 200 disabled people rallied in Belarus’ capital Thursday, continuing a nearly three-month wave of protests triggered by the disputed reelection of the country’s authoritarian leader.
They demonstrated in Minsk’s central avenue chanting “Go away!” and “Your time is over!” to demand President Alexander Lukashenko’s resignation. Several people were detained.
More than 15,000 people have been arrested since the protests erupted after Lukashenko’s reelection to a sixth term in the Aug. 9 election, which was widely seen as rigged. Most served short jail terms or were fined, but 100 have remained in jail, described as political prisoners by …read more
Source:: National Newswatch